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May 18, 2017

Queen's In The News Thursday, May 18, 2017

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Goodyear-Grant, Elizabeth
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
The Agenda with Steven Paikin, TVO: Should we change how we vote?
Dr. Goodyear-Grant discussed electoral reform efforts, various proposals for reforming or replacing the "First Past The Post" system and the effect the current system has in depressing representation by already underrepresented groups.
Graham, Karen
  • Health Sciences
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
Globe and Mail: What it’s like to be an emergency physician who’s had enough
In an op-ed on hospital overcrowding, Dr. Graham discusses the problem of admitted patients who - due to lack of space - are placed in emergency room beds, as well as the trickle-down effects on patients and the effects on patients and physicians alike.
Harmsen, Rudolph
  • Arts and Science
  • Biology
CKWS TV: You might want to stock up on insect repellent this summer
Dr. Harmsen explains that the recent wet weather could lead to an increase in the mosquito population this year.
Montgomerie, Robert
  • Arts and Science
  • Department of Biology
The Sentinel & Enterprise: Why do robin's eggs have the 'blues'? Same reason we bruise
Dr. Montgomerie was quoted explaining that healthier female robins produce eggs that are a brighter shade of blue, and that male robins are more attentive to nestlings who hatch from bright-blue eggs.
Murakami Wood, David
  • Arts and Science
  • Sociology
  • Surveillance Studies Centre
CBC Online: WannaCry sheds light on where malware might attack next
Dr. Murakami Wood discussed potential future malware targets - such as software that underpins city infrastructure or unsecured Internet of Things devices.

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